Spotlight: The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art reopens

Spotlight: The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art reopens

After 18 months, The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art reopens next Friday after relocating to a space within the National Glass Centre in Sunderland.

In each of its exhibitions in 2018, an artist will reveal a brand new body of work for the first time, starting with a major new commission by artist Fiona Crisp. The gallery's opening programme celebrates the achievements of artists living and working in North East England, who share new visions of how we live now. We speak to Alistair Robinson, the gallery's Director about the last one and a half years and the upcoming programme.

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Amplify

Amplify

On 27 March join North East CVAN in Newcastle for their first social event, with talks, workshops, dinner and bar followed by artist commissions and DJs. An opportunity for the network to come together, celebrate achievements, contribute to plans for both the national and North East CVAN, to socialise, make connections and enjoy a few performances.

Micro bursaries available to those from across the North East to attend.

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Spotlight: Meeting Point - Museums and contemporary arts working together

Spotlight: Meeting Point - Museums and contemporary arts working together

Meeting Point is a commissioning programme led by Northumberland-based Arts&Heritage which partners contemporary artists with museums. Taking place for a second year across ten museums in the North of England, the project shows why museums and the contemporary arts should be working together. We talk to Arts&Heritage Associate Morag Iles about the project.

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Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience

Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience

Newcastle University has launched a £775,000 research project which will lead to the creation of four new pieces of artwork for three historic sites. Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience is a three-year collaborative research project (2017-2019) investigating the value and practice of siting contemporary visual art in heritage sites.

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Winged Tales of the North Commission (Great Exhibition of the North)

Winged Tales of the North Commission (Great Exhibition of the North)

Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books requires an artist/producer to create a playful and interactive street art trail featuring, and inspired by, the work of Newcastle-based award-winning writer, David Almond as part of the Great Exhibition of the North (June – September 2018). 

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Hatton Gallery launches touring contemporary art commission on BALTIC Square

Hatton Gallery launches touring contemporary art commission on BALTIC Square

The Hatton Gallery at Newcastle University is currently closed for a £3.8million refurbishment. Glasgow-based artist Toby Paterson has been commissioned to create a touring pavilion inspired by the Hatton Gallery’s history of teaching, exhibition making and collections. The pavilion will tour Newcastle and Gateshead from April – August 2017.

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